Parents' guide to select new movies:
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity.
What it's about: The almost immortal Canadian known as Wolverine wins his metal claws in this X-Men prequel.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Shoot-outs, sword fights, knife fights, sideburns.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "We all get a choice" whether to do good or ill.
Violence: Not quite non-stop, but almost. Somewhat graphic, too.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Nudity, sexual situations.
Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol is consumed.
Parents' advisory: A bit harder and grislier than the early X-Men movies, but OK for 12 and older.
'Battle for Terra'
Rating: PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements.
What it's about: The dying human race attacks a peaceful alien planet.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Space battles aplenty, and a cute robot.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Never lose hope. There are always alternatives" to violence.
Violence: Animated sci-fi, and people die.
Drugs and alcohol: None.
Parents' advisory: The youngest kids might not get its messages, but tweens and teens will — if you can get them to see a cartoon.